Irene Valincius

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Best known for her densely layered oil-and-beeswax abstractions, Irene Valincius shows herself equally proficient with the monotype whose characteristic flatness she defies by creating lushly colored surfaces that suggest abstract watercolors. Her most lyrical and suggestive works to date, these gorgeous images concentrate on light and color. Selections from the series “Source,” 1994, “Time and Fevers,” 1993–94, and “Continuum,” 1993–94—although amorphous and replete with symbolism—are quite Minimalist in form and design. Valincius works with a limited palette of no more than four colors per image (excluding white) which she skillfully layers to achieve the resonance and luminosity that characterizes her oeuvre.

In the “Continuum” series, ovoid rings emanate from the center of the works evoking Dante’s The Divine Comedy. Composed of not-so-accidental drips of deep reds, the central oval in

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